LESSON 2 & 9


In Nancy Meyers´ comedy two women exchange homes only to find that a change of address can change their lives. Iris is in love with a man that is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda realises the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6,000 miles apart, find themselves in the same place.

As you watch the video, answer the following questions:
1. What are the first two key words Amanda enters in Google?

2. Why does she decide to spend her vacation period in England?

3. Describe the house she chooses.

4. What´s the meaning of the expression "no point"?

5. Explain the conditions of the home swap.

6. This is the first time Amanda hears of a home exchange, but Iris has done it before. T/F

7. Mention 3 adjectives used by Iris to describe herself.

8. How long is the home-exchange going to last?

Listen to a conversation between a man and a taxi driver and choose the correct answer.

Principio del formulario
1. Where is the man going?
 A. to the National Museum
 B. to a movie theater
C. to the National Amusement Park
2. How long will it take to get to his destination?
 A. about twenty minutes
B. under ten minutes
 C. under fifteen minutes

3. How much will the taxi ride be?

 A. between fifteen and twenty dollars, including a tip
B. between fifteen and twenty dollars, not including a tip
C. between fifteen and twenty dollars, tip is not needed.
4. What time does the place in Question 1 close?
A. at about 6:00 PM
B. before 6:00 PM
C. after 6:00 PM
5. This is the man´s…
A. first visit to the city
 B. second visit to the city
 C. third visit to the city
6. Why is “La Fajita” such a good restaurant?
A. because it is not far from the museum
B. because it gives big portions at a good price
C. because the taxi driver often eats there
A TAXI RIDE KEY ( A  C  B  A  A  B )


Click here to listen to the recording.
Click here to do the listening comprehension task.


As you watch the video, fill in the gaps with the missing words.
1. With _______________________ beaches in the south and the cultural heartland of the _______________________ north, holidays can be tailor-made.

2. You can experience Thailand’s _______________________ beauty, _______________________ people and _______________________ hospitality.

3. In Bangkok, traditional glittering _______________________ blend with stunning modern city _______________________.

4. You can also explore the city’s palaces by _______________________ river boat or _______________________ sky train.

5. In the north of Thailand, _______________________ cities contrast with indigenous villages and _______________________temples.

6. Kuoni’s selection of beach resorts offers both _______________________ seclusion and _______________________ beach scenes.

7. In Krabi there is _______________________ limestone scenery and many small beach _______________________ are waiting to be discovered.

8. Accommodation in Thailand ranges from _______________________ beach hotels to _______________________ pool villas and stunning retreats.

9. You can indulge in Thai’s _______________________ or relax thanks to the traditional _______________________ treatments.

10. Thailand’s culture is _______________________ and the service is _______________________ and unparalleled.


Sydney is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, which reflects its role as a major destination for immigrants to Australia. Watch the video and find out more about Sydney. As you watch it, decide whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE.

1.    Sydney is the biggest city in Australia with a population of over 4 million people.
2.    Trey says that despite its location, work is the most important thing for its inhabitants.
3.    According to Trey, boating is one of the most popular activities in Sydney.
4.    Fort Denison was a prison when the Russians invaded Australia in the late 1800s.
5.    The Sydney Fish Market is regarded as the largest seafood market in the world.
6.    About 70,000 kilos of different species are sold every day at the fish market.
7.    If you want to buy designer clothes you should go to the trendy Paddington area.
8.    The Powerhouse Museum is the largest museum in Australia with about 380,000 artefacts.
9.    Tourists who want to enjoy the views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge should pay $155.
10.  Despite the new wine-drinking trend, Australia has been considered around the world as a nation of beer drinkers since the 1960s.

TRAVEL TO SYDNEY KEY (1-T, 2-F, 3-T, 4-F, 5-F, 6-T, 7-T, 8-T, 9-F, 10-F )

  1. To go on holiday especially because you need a rest is to ___.
    a. get over
    b. go off
    c. get away
  2. To show your ticket and get your seat at the airport is to ___.
    a. check out
    b. check off
    c. check in
  3. When the aircraft leaves the ground it ___.
    a. takes off
    b. takes over
    c. takes in
  4. To start on a journey is to ___.
    a. set in
    b. set by
    c. set off
  5. The time a train, bus or plane arrives is when it ___.
    a. gets away
    b. gets in
    c. gets over
  6. To visit somewhere for a short time when you are going somewhere is to ___.
    a. stop off
    b. stop away
    c. stop on
  7. To stay somewhere for a length of time when you are on a long journey is to ___.
    a. stop by
    b. stop over
    c. stop on
PHRASAL VERBS KEY: 1-C, 2-C, 3-A, 4-C, 5-B, 6-A, 7-B